One of the major areas we painted while the kids were gone (out of necessity) was our bathroom. Since we only have the one, there was no way we could get that done with everyone in the house. It was awkward enough having no doors on the bathroom for the entire weekend with only the two of us in the house. :) The other two major areas we completed with kids out of the house were the desk/office area of the living room, and the "toy closet". Both were emptied completely and given a fresh coat of white paint. Now they are put back together and looking much better!
All of the doors (interior and exterior) have been repainted. Most of the living room was repainted and the rest retouched. The dining room was painted. The kitchen was painted... Are you sensing a theme? ;)
Some repairs have been minor, a few others major. Thankfully, overall, the projects have gone smoothly and quickly.
Hopefully, we will soon have a sign in the yard... and would you pray with us that very soon after that we would have an offer in hand?
As is often the case with projects around here, "before" pictures are forgotten until projects are already begun. I know I have pictures of most areas of the house in their "before" states... it's finding them that's the problem! Somehow the "after" pictures don't seem as impressive if you don't know where we began. Suffice to say, the old place is looking much better after it's facelift. We did this one other time several years back and after fixing things up we decided the house wasn't so bad and we could stay for a while. That isn't an issue this time around. ;) While we will certainly enjoy living in a nicer environment for a while, we will be so thrilled when it sells and we can move to our new place!
|Freshly painted and organized|
|Oh how I love my "new" bathroom!|
|When your kitchen moves to the dining room...|